World Robot Olympiad India (WRO India) 2018 - Competitions and Contests for Indian Students


Saturday, 5 May 2018

World Robot Olympiad India (WRO India) 2018

World Robot Olympiad India (WRO India) is one of the largest Robotics competition in India for students between the age group of 9 to 25 years, held since 2006. It is a not-for-profit competition organized by India Stem Foundation.

World Robot Olympiad™ is an event for science, technology and education which brings together the young people all over the world to develop their creativity and problem solving skills through challenging and educational robotics competitions.

Schools are invited to enter a team of three students to participate in this competition. Participating teams need to create, design and build a robot model that look or behave like a human athlete. The competition starts from preliminary to the final judging.

National Championship: September 9-10, 2018

Competition Categories
World Robot Olympiad has four competition categories:
1. Regular Category - Elementary, Junior High and Senior High
3. Open Category
4. WRO Football
5. Advanced Robotics Challenge

A team may only participate in one category each year.

Age Group Definition

1. Elementary: Participants up to 12 years old in the year of competition.
Nearly 800 million people worldwide suffer from hunger. Still, about a third of the world’s food production is never eaten. It goes to waste. This year, the mission is to make a robot that can help reduce food waste. The task of the robot is to sort food products according to their looks and expiration dates and transport the sorted food to places that can make use of the food instead wasting it; i.e. dumping the non-sellable food to a landfill.

2. Junior High: Participants 13 - 15 years old in the year of competition
(Age Group: 13-15)
With a growing population in the world, more and more food needs to be produced every year. One way to get an increased food production is to use technologies like robots, drones, and satellites to improve the usage of arable land. Satellites and drones can provide accurate data on the soil quality of the different areas of the arable land. This data can be used by robots (self-driving tractors) to plant different seedlings on the land depending on the soil quality. In this way, the seedlings are adapted to the growing environment, which will improve the growth of the seedlings. The mission of the robot is to gather data on the soil quality of the fields of different farms and use this data to plant different seedlings depending on the soil quality.

3. Senior High: Participants 16 – 19 years old in the year of competition
(Age Group: 16-19)

One way to increase the amount of food available worldwide for the consumers is to improve the way food is distributed from the producers to the costumers. This means that the primary goal of food distribution is to make sure that the consumers get the kinds of foods they demand from the producers. The secondary goal is to make sure as little food as possible is wasted during transportation. The Senior Challenge is to make a robot that can bring different kinds of food to the right destinations by appropriate ships and a robot that can equip the ships with temperature controllers that keep the different kinds of perishable food on board the ships in the desired temperature range during transportation.

(Age Group: <10)

This year, the challenge is to make a robot that can help collect and sort fruit and bring the “perfect” fruit (shown as red apples) to a grocery store and the “ugly” fruit (shown as blue apples) to a juice factory.

(Age Group: <10)

Nearly 800 million people worldwide suffer from hunger. One way to decrease hunger is to grow more food. This year, the challenge is to make an exhibition that illustrates, explains and demonstrate how automated machinery and robots can help to grow more food.

The mission this year is to build a robot that supports the way we grow, share and consume food. Your project should focus around at least one of the following aspects of the Goal 2 of sustainable development:

Promote sustainable agriculture
Improve nutrition
Achieve food security
End hunger

7. WRO Football: Participants 10 – 19 years old in the year of competition
An exciting Robot soccer match that requires students to design and program two robots to compete against an opposing pair of robots by kicking an infra-red ball into opposing team’s goal.

8. Advanced Robotics Challenge: Participants 17 – 25 years old in the year of the competition
An engineering challenge for college and university students. The challenge is to make a robot that can score as many points as possible in a robot version of the Tetris® game called Tetrastack. The robot will locate, identify, and stack interlocking colored shapes called tetracubes within the Stacking Form – a rectangular upright box.


The WRO Brick Set is an assortment of bricks intended for use in any WRO Regular Category challenge – independent of age group.

The bricks in one box are enough to construct all LEGO objects for one Regular Category challenge. In other words, one WRO Bricks set is good for one game table in either Elementary, Junior High or High School.

Registration Rules

● Participants must fall under the specified age group definition for the corresponding category, failing which the individual will not be considered a registered participant    of WRO India.
● Students younger than the age group definition have to obtain permission from the Organizer for participation in the competition and may only be approved if at least one   other team member falls under the specified age group definition for the respective category.
● Team composed of 2 to 3 participants with at least one adult coach can be associated with a school, college and institution or can simply be a group of friends falling under   the specified age criteria.
● Please note that team name once registered cannot be changed.
● Please ensure to fill in the participant / coach/ team name exactly as you would like to see it printed on the certificates with correct spelling and desired capitalization.
● Any team or individual can participate only in one regional tournament of WRO India.

● Coach can mentor multiple teams but a team member cannot participate in more than one team or category. 

Registration Fee

Regular Category
● Elementary - Rs.6,700 (Inclusive of taxes)
● Junior High - Rs.6,700 (Inclusive of taxes)
● Senior High - Rs.6,700 (Inclusive of taxes)
Open Category
● Elementary - Rs.9,200 (Inclusive of taxes)
● Junior High - Rs.9,200 (Inclusive of taxes)
● Senior High - Rs.9,200 (Inclusive of taxes)
WeDo Category
● Elementary - Rs.6,700 (Inclusive of taxes)
● Open - Rs.6,700 (Inclusive of taxes)
WRO Football Category - Rs.9,200 (Inclusive of taxes)
Advanced Robotics Category - Rs.18,500 (Inclusive of taxes)

Regional championship for regular category will be in the month July - August 2018 and will be held in various cities across the country.


Advanced Robotics, WRO Football & Open Categories shall be held directly at national championship. Hence, no regional level competition will be held for these category.
Ahmedabad September 01-02, 2018 (Tentative)


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